Introduction to Illustrator

This course provides a thorough introduction to Adobe’s Illustrator, which is the industry-preferred graphics software that lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and complex illustrations for print or online.
In this introductory course you will learn how to:

• Learn how to create professional designs and illustrations in Illustrator
• Master the Pen tool
• Create and edit shapes
• Learn simple designs
• Design logos and web icons

Throughout the course, the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning including a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence.

Introduction to Illustrator – Taster Course

In this tester course you will learn how to:
This course provides a thorough introduction to Adobe’s Illustrator, which is the industry-preferred graphics software that lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and complex illustrations for print or online.
In this introductory course you will learn how to:

• Learn how to create professional designs and illustrations in Illustrator
• Master the Pen tool
• Create and edit shapes
Throughout the course, the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning including a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence.

Introduction to Photoshop – Taster Course

Adobe Photoshop is the design industry’s preferred software for working with and editing graphics and images. It can be used for print and online magazines, posters, websites, social media apps and more.

In this taster course you will learn how to:
• Crop and resizing images
• Enhance image quality
• Add text to images

Throughout the course, the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning including a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence.

ESOL Level 2 (Advanced) – Kensington

This advanced course is for for people who can communicate effectively and fluently in a wide range of everyday situations, such as taking part in a discussion and writing a formal letter. This course will help you develop your language awareness and skills to a higher standard for work and further study.

ESOL Entry 3 (Intermediate) – Kensington

This Intermediate course is for people who are not fluent speakers of English and who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with a degree of accuracy and fluency. You will practise listening, speaking reading and writing.

ESOL For Childcare – Kensington

This course is for beginners who will work towards producing a portfolio of evidence in order to achieve a nationally recognised award in English Skills. Term 1 concentrates on developing speaking and listening skills and students can progress in further terms to develop all four language skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing and achieve a full certificate.
Enrolment on this course is by interview only.

ESOL and Hairdressing

This course is open to all ESOL learners who want to learn about hairdressing. It will provide you with an introduction, making sure that you understand the vocabulary, to do simple cutting, safe working practice, simple layering and plaiting. The course takes place once a week on Mondays from 10-12.30pm.

Making Videos with your Smart Phone

This course is aimed at helping you create quality short videos with little more than the smartphone in our pocket.
Taught by experienced film-makers, this course will cover:
• Framing your shot and capturing motion
• Filming from different angles and distances
• Creating the best sound
• Adding text to your film
• Editing using mobile apps including Shadow Puppet, Snapseed, Adobe Premiere Clip and i-Movie
There has never been a better time to hone your expertise in film. Use this course to use your smartphone more effectively or trade up to using more professional equipment.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards a rewarding experience that will help you to make your own material or provide training in essential skills for a future career.
No prior experience needed.

Animation with Adobe After Effects

This course will provide you with the tools and the skills to begin creating animations using Adobe After Effects. You will learn animation basics including special effects, layers, shape layers, masks, text, keying and compositing, along with motion tracking.
Taught by an experienced animation professional, by the end of this course you will have learnt how to animate your video project using this industry-standard software.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards learning a rewarding and creative skill.
Prior experience of using film editing software such as Adobe Premiere will be needed.

Introduction to Filmmaking, Sound and Editing

Are you a budding filmmaker, or a passionate film-fan? This course will give you all you need to take those first steps in making your own film; or enhance your appreciation of a skill that is now accessible to anyone with a smartphone.
Taught by experienced film-makers, this course will cover:
• Essentials of script writing
• Basic film techniques
• Directing
• Lighting do’s and don’ts
• Creating sound
• Editing
• Post production

By the end of the course you will have expected to knowledge, understanding and expertise in:
• Writing and editing scripts
• The different roles in filmmaking
• Framing a shot with your phone or with a DSLR camera
• The difference between a “story” and a topic, or theme
• How to create a storyboard
• The ability to capture sound
• Why film needs lighting
• Editing using smartphone apps and Adobe Premiere Pro CC
• Essentials of directing
There has never been a better time to hone your expertise in film. Use this course to film using your smartphone or use more professional equipment.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards a rewarding experience that will help you to make your own material or provide training in essential skills for a future career.
No prior experience needed.